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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014


Caribbean: The field for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial national tournament to determine the best team in CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) is pretty much set with the completion of the area’s inter-regional championship tournaments completed. The Gold Cup is played every two years during the month of July in cities across the USA. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

FDU athlete captures hurdles

Sports: y Robert Elkin Morquiez Headley came through as expected to lead Fairleigh Dickinson University of New Jersey to a decent performance in the Christmas Classic conducted by the Fordham University Track and Field team at the Lombardi Center Fieldhouse in The Bronx. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Devon Sheldon Smith is back

Sports: West Indies selectors recalled 33-year-old Devon Sheldon Smith to tour South Africa after Chris Gayle pulled out of the Test series. Smith who was born in Grenada played 33 Tests scoring one century against England at Sabina Park in Jamaica. Smith will be hoping to build on his weak record. It will be testing for Smith returning to Test cricket after his last Test match in 2011 against Pakistan. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Narine named in Windies World Cup squad

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has been included in the West Indies 30-man squad for next year’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Vincentian businesswoman passes

Brooklyn: Just months after fulfilling her life-long dream of opening a bakery in Brooklyn, Cynthia Williams-Bernard passed away. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

West Indies face tough task

Sports: West Indies will face some severe competition when they play South Africa in the upcoming series. Cricketers from the Caribbean are not strangers to the ball coming on to the bat, what should be strange is the manner in which South African bowlers will get the ball to swing. Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander are very good at moving the ball around and at great lengths and the technique West Indies batsmen should apply is to learn the wickets quickly. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

MLS Cup, a tale of two owners

Sports: The Los Angeles Galaxy became the first MLS team to win five MLS Cups, five championships, when it defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1, last Sunday at StubHub Center in Carson (CA), home of the Galaxy. The game not only added to a long list of statistics between the teams, but mirrored the opposite fortunes of the franchise owners, both founding members of MLS. Comment.

Corbin named co-captain

Sports: Adrian Corbin has been named as co-captain of the varsity basketball team at LaSalle Academy High School, a member of the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Twenty20 cricket – a money maker

Sports: The 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 cricket pumped a whopping US$166 million into the region’s economy, a new independent economic study has revealed. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014


Jamaica: Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson made history in Doha, Qatar by winning the first gold medal ever attained in swimming by a Black woman. She won the women’s 100m breaststroke during the 12th FINA World Swimming there and in the process not only championed a victory for her nation and the Caribbean but for an entire race. With the stellar victory Atkinson also distinguished herself as the first of her race and gender to hold a world short-course record since Enith Brigitha of the Netherlands 40 years ago. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Rebel cricketers escape ban

Caribbean: Chairman of the India Premier League (IPL), Ranjib Biswai has said that the “rebel” West Indies cricketers who abandon the India series would not face any ban. Comment.

Booters turn to running

New York: From soccer to marathon running! That’s the story of a 39-year-old native of Haiti who now resides in Valley Stream, Long Island. Reggie Hyppolite, who runs unattached, decided to enter into a Turkey Trot of 10K or 6.2 miles in Long Beach, Long Island. The course took the runners from the boardwalk in Long Beach through the city’s streets and finished near the starting line. Hyppolite competed in the event because he had some friends also running the race. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

WICB, WIPA must be ready for conflict resolution

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) must find a professional solution to their many differences which have emerged over the years. WICB and WIPA must not depend on CARICOM to solve their problems. Comment.


Trinidad and Tobago: When the New York Red Bulls lost the MLS Eastern Conference two-game finals series to the New England Revolution last Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro (MA), it not only marked the end of the season and the gallant effort to play in the 2014 MLS Cup, but the end of a memorable era in the club’s history - the end of Captain Thierry Henry as a Red Bull. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Red Bulls lose to New England 2–1

New York: Last Sunday’s New York Red Bulls–New England Revolution match-up at Red Bull Arena had all the trappings of a first-leg game in the MLS Eastern Conference finals series: it was a very tense, physical, but well-played game in front of an enthusiastic sellout crowd of 25,000 on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The highly technical game lived up to its billing on the field — all was perfect in New York except one thing, the main thing, the win, which was stolen from New York by New England, 2–1. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

West Indies women whitewashed

Caribbean: West Indies Women cricket team suffered a series white-wash at the hands of Australia in the four-match One Day International in Australia last week. Comment.

Griffith looks to repeat

New York: One of the top scorers and playmakers in the nation, and highly ranked on its basketball team, Kodebe Griffith, is trying to impress professional scouts. This backcourt player’s specialist is setting up for his John Jay College teammates. He did this part of his game in his junior season at John Jay. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Jamaica wins Caribbean Cup

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Jamaica wins Caribbean Cup

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

ICC chides West Indies players

Sports: Cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has chided the West Indies cricketers who abruptly abandoned the recent tour of India and has warned that any such future strikes could result in disciplinary action. Comment.

West Indies select full-strength squad for SA tour

Caribbean: ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) _ Less than a month after a pay dispute derailed its tour to India, the West Indies has selected a full-strength squad for a series in South Africa next month. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

ICC: West Indies tour withdrawal ‘unacceptable’

Sports: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) _ The International Cricket Council called West Indies’ withdrawal from its tour of India “damaging and unacceptable” on Sunday and indicated that such behavior in future would jeopardize players’ participation in lucrative tournaments like the Indian Premier League. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014


Sports: The 2014 MLS Conference finalists have been determined and in the Eastern Conference, the New York Red Bulls will make its third appearance in the Conference final and first time since 2008, when it battles the New England Revolution in a home-and-away series starting with the first leg at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Comment.

Jarrett plays best game

Sports: Jaiquawn Jarrett recently turned in his finest game of the year in a New York Jet uniform. Listed as a safety, the third-year Jet did what he was supposed to do to help his teammates break a long losing streak during this season, this one against Pittsburgh. Comment.

Cricket bailout

Caribbean: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is rallying support to help the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) settle a US$42 million bill with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Comment.

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Soccer great ‘grateful’ for sports ambassadorship

St Vincent: Stanley “Luxie” Morris, a former national football captain and coach and perennial coach of Team St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Brooklyn-based Caribbean Soccer Cup, has expressed profound gratitude for being named among 15 as the nation’s 2014 Sports and Cultural Ambassadors. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Grenadian marathoners run for charity

Grenada: It was double success for Grenadians on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 when runners in both New York and Grenada successfully completed marathons to help raise funds for the charity, reachwithin, which supports vulnerable Grenadian children and their caregivers. Comment.

Special race headlines card

Sports: While most of the attention was focused on the Kenyans and the Ethiopians in the 44th edition of the New York City Marathon, the New York Road Runners staged an event for the school children. Every autumn this organization puts on an annual running spectacular by getting many international runners into New York City and at the same time it tries to build for the future with the youngsters involved. Comment.


Sports: After being outplayed badly by the Columbus Crew back on Sunday, Oct. 19, in the penultimate game of the regular season, at Red Bull Arena, there were concerns that the New York Red Bulls’ poor play would lead to an early exit from the playoffs. But the team put together a string of three wins to put itself in a good position to advance to the Eastern Conference finals, with hopes of its first MLS Cup appearance. Comment.

WICB must take full responsibility

Sports: The West Indies cricket team pulling out of the tour of India created a bad image for the West Indies Cricket Board, which is responsible for managing West Indies cricket. The West Indies Cricket Board should have stepped in and solve such a problem to escalate causing the players to leave India before the completion of the tour. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Call for CARICOM to intervene in cricket crisis

Caribbean: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is urging CARICOM to intervene in the impasse between the West Indies’ players, their union WIPA and the West Indies Cricket Board (WIBC). Comment.

Call for CARICOM to intervene in cricket crisis

Caribbean: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is urging CARICOM to intervene in the impasse between the West Indies’ players, their union WIPA and the West Indies Cricket Board (WIBC). Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Cricket board faces legal troubles

Caribbean: The Board of Control in India (BCCI) says it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over its players’ decision to suddenly abandon the tour. Comment.

LIU, Terriers seek to be winners

Sports: After doing so well over previous years and then slipping last winter, the Long Island University Blackbirds are hoping to bounce back from an under .500 record to post a winning mark and make the Northeast Conference playoff tournament to gain an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. Comment.


Trinidad and Tobago: The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Team made a gallant effort to make history as the first Caribbean team to qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup, in a third-place game against Mexico in the 2014 CONCACAF championship and qualifying tournament last Sunday afternoon at PPL Park in Chester, PA. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

BCCI may fine WICB $65M

Caribbean: West Indies cricketers pulled out of the tour of India after the fourth One-day International because of their refusal to accept a new payment structure introduced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The West Indies had agreed to play five One-day internationals, one Twenty20 and three Tests. Comment.

Mexico tops Jamaica, to face US in WCup qualifying

Jamaica: WASHINGTON (AP) _ Mexico advanced in Women’s World Cup qualifying Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Jamaica, setting up a semifinal match against the United States in similar circumstances to four years ago - when the Americans suffered one of the most stunning losses in program history. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Brothers could face each other

Brooklyn: With 19-year-veteran K.G., better known as Kevin Garnett, heading the roster in the front court, and some new players on the 2014-2015 team, the Brooklyn Nets feel confident that they can make a good run during regular season and maybe even go deep into the playoffs. Comment.


Sports: The New York Red Bulls (12-10-11, 47 pts.) coach Mike Petke must have some serious concerns about his team after a very lackluster performance in a 3-1 loss to playoff rival, Columbus Crew, last Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena. With the playoffs only a game away, the Red Bulls should be picking up steam and see themselves as fortunate to be in the playoffs; instead, the New Yorkers were embarrassingly outplayed and allowed the Columbus to leapfrog into the fourth place playoff spot, while New York dropped to the fifth and final playoff position in the MLS Eastern Conference. Comment.

WIPA, players in dispute

Caribbean: West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) President Wavell Hinds has refuted claims made by members of the West Indies cricket team in India that they were not consulted during the negotiations for the new Memorandum of Understanding with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and insisted that there will be no resignation by members of the current WIPA executive. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Wambach scores, US beats Trinidad and Tobago 1-0

Caribbean: KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Abby Wambach scored in the 54th minute to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on Wednesday night in their opening Women’s World Cup qualifying game. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014


Sports: The New York Red Bulls are in the MLS playoffs and occupying the fourth-place spot, after their 3-1 victory over Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena last Saturday night. The home team has two regular season games to play, including its last home game on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3:00 p.m. versus the Columbus Crew, which is in fifth and final spot and most likely will make the playoffs. The Crew defeated Philadelphia Union, 3-2, last Saturday, and the Houston Dynamo suffered a 3-1 loss to Eastern Conference leader D.C. United, also on Saturday. Those losses ensured playoff berths for New York and Columbus. Comment.

Bed-Stuy race a great success

Sports: A 64-year-old athlete wound up among the top 10 finishers in the 33rd annual Bed-Stuy Restoration Corp. run through the streets of Bedford Stuyvesant on a sunny, cool, and delightful Sunday morning to highlight some of the action in the event. Originally from Guyana, Ranville Gravesande turned in a decent performance in winning his 60–64 age group division and finished 10th overall in a time of 39:23. Comment.

Three Grenadians to run NY Marathon for charity

Grenada: Grenadians Jerry Bascombe, Dennis Mason and Anderson Simon, will have the experience of a lifetime when they take part in the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. They will navigate the 26.2-mile run, through five boroughs and over five bridges, to raise funds for the charity, reachwithin (formerly known as Reach Grenada), which supports vulnerable Grenadian children and their caregivers. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

India ties series with an emphatic victory

People: India and the West Indies are now in a tie following the defeat of the West Indies during the second one-day match of the five-match series by 48 runs. India scored a modest 263 runs for 7 wickets in their innings off 50 overs. Suresh Raina 62 from 60 balls, Virat Kohli 62 from 78 balls and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni 51 not out from 40 balls. For the West Indies, Jerome Taylor picked up three wickets for 54 runs from 10 overs. Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Ravi Rampaul and Sulieman Benn all took one wicket each. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Lloyd stands up for young Windies cricketers

Caribbean: Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd believes the time has come to fight for West Indies players and ensure their careers are not ended prematurely by the politics of the game. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Windies drop Narine

Caribbean: West Indies’ chances in the upcoming one-day series against India have been dealt a severe blow, with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) opting to pull champion off-spinner Sunil Narine from the 14-man squad. Comment.

Fraser-Pryce appointed ambassador

Jamaica: The Jamaican government has appointed two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as an Ambassador Special Envoy to the world. Comment.

Nazareth hoops prepare for season

People: It would not be long before the balls are bouncing all over the courts in elementary, intermediate and senior schools. The colleges, both four- and two-year will also be playing their games. However, the professionals-Knicks and Nets are already in action with exhibition or pre-season games. Comment.


Sports: Amid recent rumors of the New York Red Bulls being offered for sale and the non-renewal of Frenchman Thierry Henry’s contract for next season, the former French international rose to the occasion and scored his 10th goal of the season to give the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. Comment.

Narine’s bowling action suspect

Caribbean: Umpires at the recently concluded Champions League Twenty20 in India have reported West Indies mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine for having a suspected bowling action. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

New collective bargaining agreement for cricket board

Barbados: Last week, The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) have signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Barbados. President of the WICB Dave Cameron signed on behalf of the regional body, while Wavell Hinds, president of WIPA signed on behalf of the players’ association. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Hamid focuses on running

Guyana: While David Rothman defended his title in the 23rd annual race conducted by the South Nassau Communities Hospital through the streets of Oceanside, Philip Hamid placed 19th in a time of 22:10. Comment.


Sports: The New York Red Bulls are barely holding onto the fifth and last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference after a devastating 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson (CA) last Sunday night. The Red Bulls (10-9-11, 41 pts.) are in a very tight playoff race with five games to play and three teams just behind New York and still in the hunt for a playoff berth. New York is only a point ahead of Toronto F C (40 pts.), three points past the Philadelphia Union (38) and five points above the Houston Dynamo (36), and all three still in the playoff race. Comment.

Injury sidelines Jamaican jockey

Jamaica: Rajiv Maragh, who has been turning in a decent fall campaign as a veteran jockey at Belmont Park, was on his way to the Breeders’ Cup to be held later this month. However, he is not expected to be on the track for a while because of his recent injuries. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

West Indies names One-day squad

Caribbean: The West Indies selectors have named a 15-man squad for the five-match One-Day series against India next month. Included in the squad are fast bowler Jerome Taylor and batsmen Dwayne Smith and Marlon Samuels. Chris Gayle, who is yet to completely recover from a hamstring injury, has missed the list alongside Kirk Edwards and off-spinner Nikita Miller. Comment.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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